Truth And Reconciliation Commission Above The Supreme Court

The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights is above Nepal's constitution, or the constitution of any country, for that matter. The parliament in Nepal could not curtail any element of human rights through a majority vote, or a two thirds majority vote, or even with a 100% vote.

Similarly, the Truth And Reconciliation Commission, the way it should be, stands above the country's judicial system. The courts only get to look into specific cases a-f-t-e-r the Truth And Reconciliation Commission recommends. And there will be some cases. The TRC is not a total amnesty tool. But the Supreme Court does not get to order around the TRC: it is the other way round.

But some judges in Nepal are hell bent on trying to put the cart before the horse.


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